Friday, June 28, 2013

My Tinyhouse Wanderlust.

My Tiny House obsession started a few years ago while I was reading a book about monsters in the bathtub. I got to a chapter on werewolves, and the book showed that they lived in gypsy wagons (which I promptly found out are called Vardos).  They were full of human clothes, and all the provisions to make a life on the run from angry townspeople as comfortable as possible.  It was one of those moments, where something clicked deep down, and afterwards I knew what kind of lifestyle and dwelling I was destined for.

Not that I am constantly on the run from angry townspeople, but I am definitely the type of person that becomes uneasy if I am in the same place for over a month and a half. There are a few ways I've dealt with this: holding jobs with a 2+ hour commute, freelancing all over the east coast, making excuses to travel for work.

Let me back up. I'm a painter/wearable artist/ fashion designer, and my first professional work out of college was in a costume studio, working on films, fashion shows, ballets, window displays, etc. And the big projects would often last around a month and a half to two months, and then we'd move on to a completely different project. The act of switching gears every couple months never left me.

It is said that people who have ever worked in film and theater are nomads, and though my professional path might not always be in that arena, I am constantly in the process of exploring my identity as an artist and a wanderer.

I'm starting this blog to appease my obsession with tiny houses, and to explore aspects of a traveling lifestyle. I find that many tiny house websites focus purely on tiny houses, and the challenges/benefits of living small, but the nomadic lifestyle struggles are only touched on briefly. I feel that in this age where the home office can fit in one's pocket, there will be a greater community of those who are less stressed on the move than at rest.

And luckily I have the Blogger App on my phone. So I can share my discoveries with you no matter where I am.